Demand of G7 Foreign Ministers: China should persuade Russia to withdraw

China should persuade Russia to withdraw immediately, completely and unconditionally from Ukraine. This is what the foreign ministers of the G7 countries are demanding.

Like reported, the foreign ministers issued a joint statement. The statement went on to say that they encourage the People’s Republic to work for a just and lasting peace, this should take place, among other things, through direct dialogue with Ukraine. The statement was released on the sidelines of the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York. It is not ruled out that Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, will soon travel to China. The two states have grown even closer during the war.

Meanwhile, according to Beijing, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has praised the Chinese position paper, published in February, on the Ukraine war. This reported citing the Chinese Foreign Ministry. Lavrov said in a meeting with his counterpart Wang Yi that the paper would take into account the security concerns of all sides. China called for a cease-fire and negotiations in its position paper, which they laid out in a 12-point plan.

More news on the Ukraine conflict:

Due to a corona illness, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius will not be able to attend an international meeting in support of Ukraine at Ramstein Air Base. This reported citing a Defense Department spokesman.

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